Award winning Bhopal documentary screens at SOAS, London

London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is to show a screening of Van Maximilian Carlson’s award-winning documentary about Bhopal.

Carlson’s film, Bhopali, is set against the backdrop of the the 25th anniversary of the 1984 disaster and portrays the struggle to hold American corporation Union Carbide – and their new owners Dow Chemical – accountable for the ongoing tragedy.

So far, the documentary has been nominated for and won numerous awards, including:

* Grand Jury Best Documentary Award, 2011 Slamdance Film Festival
* Documentary Audience Award, 2011 Slamdance Film Festival
* Best Documentary Award, 2011 New York Indian Film Festival
* Best Documentary Award, 2011 Los Angeles International Film Festival
* Best Director, 2011 Los Angeles International Film Festival
* Best Documentary Special Jury Award, 2011 Beverly Hills Film Festival
* Best Documentary Award, 2011 San Francisco United Film Festival

For more information about the film you can visit the Bhopali website here

The screening takes place on Monday 12th March 2012 at 7:00 PM at G50 in the SOAS main building.

If you are interested in attending please email Shalini at: sh.shalini@gmail.com

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.